Yakovlev R.V., de Vos R., Hulsbosch R.

New genus of the family Ratardidae (Lepidoptera: Cossoidea) from New Guinea

Number: 452, Pages: 1 - 6

Praesaturnia roepkei Yakovlev, de Vos et Hulsbosch, gen. et sp. n. is described from Papua Province of Indonesia. The new genus clearly differs from the known genera of Ratardidae in the very primitive wing pattern (wide dark portions on the light background and large round discal spots on all wings); the very deep cup-like ostium and the special sclerite of the lamina postvaginalis shaped as an elongated frustum, basally wide and apically forked into two small distinct lobes. The general distribution of representatives of the family Ratardidae is also discussed.

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